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Tomb of Merenptah

Valley of the Kings | West Bank, Thebes, Luxor, Egypt
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This tomb of the 19th-Dynasty pharaoh Merenptah, son of Ramses II, features beautiful reliefs of Isis and Nephthys and a steeply-inclined corridor leading to the burial chamber where the sarcophagus still rests.
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Valley of the Kings | West Bank, Thebes, Luxor, Egypt
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What makes this tomb different and worth seeing are the plaster walls that were unfinished as the Pharoah died before it was completed and the work stopped. Worth seeing even though it is a longer decline walk.

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

One of the best tombs we saw in valley of kings, so beautiful and amazing colours and grooves. Big and a must see place in Luxor.

Thank Karim Z
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Merenptah was a son of Ramses II and Queen Isis-Nofret. It is interesting how the tomb reflects history itself. We know that Merneptah's father, Ramesses II, lived to a very old age and that Merneptah did not mount the throne until late in his own...More

Thank George818
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Merenptah lived long and so his tomb got the time to get decorated. An amazing experience going down to witness the dedicated work of the artisans of those times. An exhilarating experience, overall...

Thank Krish1971
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Tomb of Merenptah is situated in the Valley of the Kings. Visited this tomb using the entrance ticket that allows you to see 3 tombs. Very interesting and well worth a visit.

Thank hulagirlSurrey
Reviewed 18 September 2017

This is one of the fascinating tombs to be explored in the Valley of the Kings. It offers such old yet still detailed painted hieroglyphs. The staff supposedly do not add to the original reliefs but diligently work to maintain their integrity.

Thank chadwickem2016
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Of the four tombs we visited in the Valley of the Kings this was the most impressive - very deep and decorated with a combination of bas relief and wall paintings. The highlight is the beautiful sarcophagus with the visage of Merenptah carved into it....More

Thank maritimeexplorer
Reviewed 17 June 2017

This is one of the larger and deeper tombs, the corridor running downhill a long way to get to the main chambers. The artwork in places is still colourful and vibrant. Pleasantly cool inside in contrast to the burning heat outside. Unfortunately no photography is...More

Thank Andy F
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Merenptah's tomb, like the others, all have different qualitys' layout, glyphs and features. Other than Tut's, it's hard to have a favourite, other than to say, buy the extra tickets to see as many as your time permits. Sorry, no photos permitted inside

1  Thank CodyMav
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Your entrance ticket gives you access to 3 tombs and this ia s fairly decent one to choose. Some good hieroglyphics and carvings and a fine sarcophagus.

Thank Martin_Christopher
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